With 123 posts now published on this blog (440,000 views and top Google search result of “squash coaching”) it can be a little daunting to organize all of this information. Luckily, blogging tools can help out. Here is how readers can organize information on this blog:
Use the “Search” Function
Most squash coaches need help in the area of “squash psychology” . Enter these terms into the search box, and your result with feature most of the posts on this topic, sorted according to reverse chronological order. Here is a link to the result of that search.
Use the “Categories” Function
If you are looking for a fairly broad category of posts, clicking on the “Categories” link to the appropriate topic in the sidebar with produce all of the blog posts that I have assigned to that category, in reverse chronological order. Often the same post might be assigned to two categories – for example a post of focus plans might be assigned to both “Mental-Psychology” and “Tactics” since focus plans are composed of both tactical and mental reminders. Here is a link to the result of hitting the “Mental-Psychology” category link.
“E-Book”- Like Sorting
This is something that both the reader or I could do (although I have not done this yet): sort the posts in a particular topic area into a thematic order – for example the sort from the most simple to complex, or perhaps most useful for coaches in the area of psychology – the order in which you would present the topics to your athlete over a season (e.g. a periodization of mental training of blog posts:). A reader could do this in Word using hyperlinks, or I could simply blog a post that looks like this:
General Preparation Phase
Meeting #1: Ideal Performance State for Squash.
Meeting #2: Mental Training for Beginning Squash Players
Meeting #3: Goal-Setting for Squash
Meeting #5: Visualization for Squash
Specific Preparation Phase
Meeting #6: On-Court Mental Skills for Squash
Meeting # 7 : Positive Self-Talk During Practice
Meeting # 8: Staying Focused Between Points
Meeting #9 : Squash Focus Plan = Psychology + Tactics
Meeting #10: Squash Match Mental Evaluations
Meeting #11: Simulations to Prepare for Major Championships
Meeting #12: Diagnosing & Improving Performance Problems
Check the Squash Science YouTube Channel
I often try and include video in most posts – but sometimes I have videos on the Squash Science YouTube Channel which are not mentioned on this blog – so sometimes another source for squash science information for squash coaches.